Greetings, WIFSFBA members! Welcome to the macabre month of October! It's time to let your inner Halloween enthusiast shine! Have you decided what wild, wacky, or downright weird costume you're rocking this year?
September 25, 2023
Letter from President Julie Rubio
How quickly summer seems to have passed us by. Yet, with that fleeting blink, I witnessed the strength and resilience of our beloved film community. So many stood with grace and fortitude on those picket lines, advocating for fair contracts, equitable wages, and the simple dignity of decent working conditions. It warms my heart to announce that The Writers Guild of America has inked an agreement with major entertainment houses, closing one of Hollywood's long-standing labor chapters. While this is a light of hope in these tumultuous times, let's remember that there's still a journey ahead. Our friends at SAG-AFTRA are still striking, our screens might remain dim a little while longer. But as I've always believed, where there's unity, there's hope. The battle for fairness continues, and we stand with all of them.
In a world where time seems to move at an ever-accelerating pace, film allows us to pause, to reflect, and to appreciate the beauty of each passing moment and our loved ones. It reminds us of our shared humanity, of the universal experiences that connect us all. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, capturing both our triumphs and struggles, reminding us of the indomitable strength that resides within us. Let us cherish the memories it preserves, the stories it tells, and the impact it can have on our lives and on society at large. Together, let’s use the power of film to capture and shape moments that will help change things for the better. Despite the challenges we may face, let us embrace our craft, our community, and the power it holds. Thank you for your dedication to the art of filmmaking and for being part of our community.
Important Women Who Helped Shape Film & Cinema History
Ongoing Newsletter Series - by Tasha Nesbitt
Throughout cinema and film history, there have been a handful of infamous women. From making headlines with their roles on screen to inspiring defiant admiration from fans, these ladies have caused much chatter! Unfortunately, more often than not, the talk was in response to a notorious scandal or conflict that was too big to ignore.
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
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New Community Partners - Event Invitations
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT)
"Business of Adaptions"
Film Fatales | "Fix It in Prep"
Internship/Volunteer Opportunity with WIFSFBA
IMDB Pro Discount
As a member of WIFSFBA, you are eligible to receive a discount on IMDBPro membership!
REEL Directory -- Lynetta Freeman, Publisher
Often referred to as the ‘Bible for the Industry’, the Reel Directory offers thousands of verified listings of qualified crew, equipment, and support service, providing an invaluable service to producers and production companies from around the world who need access to the Northern California film production community when a shoot is scheduled in our area.
Learn more about the Reel Directory in this video: Reel Directory Promo
A Conversation with Julie Rubio
When: October 15th, 2pm-3pm PT
The Young Women Writers Screenwriting Contest
When: October 14th, 11-12:30pm PT
WIFT-US Networking Night
Mill Valley Film Festival
San Jose International Short Film Festival
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Make Me Famous - a New 80s ART Documentary
San Francisco International Film Festival
Festival Dates: April 25-May 5, 2024
Tribeca Film Festival
Festival Dates: June 5-16, 2024
Script Pipeline 2023 Pitch Contest
Early Deadline: October 15, 2023
Chicago Multiplex Film Festival
Event Date: October 22, 2023
LA Asian Film Festival
Festival Dates: January 25-28, 2024
Short Film Grant with cliveRD
2024 NRDC Climate Storytelling Fellowship
Rising Voices Season 4
NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre
Frameline LGBTQ+ Film Grant completion Fund
Thanks to Newsletter Contributors: Julie Rubio, Diane Walsh, Nil Unerdem, Tasha Nesbitt, and Nichole Carlson(October issue editor)
Newsletter designed by Lina Indeeva and edited by Nichole Carlson and Diane Walsh